PODIUM FINISH FOR REFUGEE ATHLETE AT NAIROBI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Our very athlete, Domnic Lokinyomo, continued his fine form when he finished at position 5 out of 83 elite athletes, drawn from all sub-counties in Nairobi, at the Nairobi Regional Cross Country Championships held at Posta Grounds, Ngong Road, on Saturday, 9 February 2019. Domnic who competed in the 10km race not only improved his performance position-wise from the last championship in Kisii where he was placed 8th , but he also smashed his previous time by more than a minute by clocking 28:32.24 compared to his previous Kisii time of 29:53.0. Domnic will be looking to shatter even more records when he competes at the Monaco Run 5km Road Race this coming weekend. Following on from his excellent performance in Kisii, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has graciously sponsored him to the Monaco Run. The Nairobi Championship also gave us an opportunity to select a team of 8 refugee athletes who will compete at the National Cross-Country Championship in Eldoret on 23 February, in preparation for the World Cross-Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark on 30 March.
Dominic in pink leading the pack
The selected team of refugee athletes is as follows: